12th Session of the CLIVAR/IOC-GOOS Indian Ocean Panel

Monday, December 7, 2015 to Wednesday, December 9, 2015
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Event Description: 

Scheduled right after the IIOE2 conference (30 Nov-4 Dec, also in Goa).

The IRF meeting is on the 5th December(Sunday), and the SIBER-IOP-IOGOOS meeting is on the 7-9th December (monday to wednesday). 

Information Booklet for Participants of Annual meeting of IOGOOS/CLIVAR-IOP/SIBER/IRF in 2015. 


Draft Agenda (IOP 12)


IOP Participants: Ming Feng, Mike McPhaden, M. Ravichandran, Weiqing Han, Jerome Vialard, Toshiaki Shinoda, Lisa Beal, Lin Liu, Helen Phillips, Tomoki Tozuka, Andreas Schiller, V.S.N. Murty, Jerry Wggert, Agus Atmadipoera, Kawser Ahmed

ICPO staff: Lei Han, Rokkam Rao

Invited experts: Wajih Naqvi (NIO director), Iwao Ueki (JAMSTEC), Tony Lee (NASA), Matthieu Lengaigne (IRD/NIO, CLIVAR PP co-chair), Debasis Sengupta (IISc), I .Suresh (NIO), Prasanna Kumar (NIO), Jay McCreary (IPRC), Anil Kumar (NCAOR)

Monday, 7th December 2015

8:30-10:30 Observing system review (IOP-IOGOOS-SIBER):

10 mins Welcome, meeting logistics and self-introductions

20 mins RAMA array progress and status (Mike McPhaden)

15 mins Argo array, Drifting buoys and Tide gauges (M. Ravichandran)

15 mins           XBT (Ming Feng)

15 mins           Satellite contributions to Indian Ocean research: past, present, and future (esp. during the IIOE2) (Tony Lee)

30 mins           Preparing an IndOOS review in 2016.

15 mins           Feedbacks from IRF (?)

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-12:00       New observing initiatives and process studies (IOP-IOGOOS-SIBER)

15 mins The YMC (I. Ueki with inputs from K. Yoneyama & C. Zhang)

15 mins OMM/ASIRI (Debasis Sengupta)

15 mins Observing the southwestern IO & Agulhas current (L. Beal)

15 mins           Discussion on opportunities for expanding IndOOS in the context of new observing initiatives / process studies

12:00-13:00       Lunch break

13:00-15:00 The IIOE2 and associated initiatives (IOP-IOGOOS-SIBER)

20 mins      The IIOE2 expedition: updates and status (Raleigh? Nick? Satheesh?)

15 mins      Japanese contributions to EEIO2/EIOURI and RAMA (I. Ueki)

15 mins      2018 cruise in the Bay of Bengal (M. Honda)

15 mins      Overview for an Australian/US component of EIOURI (M. Landry and L. Beckley)

15 mins      Australian contribution to IIOE2 (H. Phillips)

15 mins      Progress on the development of the (M. Roberts)

15 mins      Recent hydrographic measurement in the ITF and northeastern Indian Ocean region. Near future plans for IO observation.  (A. Atmadipoera)

5 mins        Planning of Chinese research cruises for 2016 (L. Liu)

10 mins      Discussion to report on any other national initiatives to contribute to IIOE2/EIOURI/WIOURI

15:00-15:30      Coffee break

15:30-17:30 First science talks session (IOP-IOGOOS-SIBER)

20 mins           Review talk on important questions in northern IO Biogeochemistry (W. Naqvi)

20 mins           Spatial and temporal variability of the Arabian Sea oxygen minimum zone over the Holocene (B. Gaye)

20 mins           Microbioal Communities and Chemical Processes in Arabian Sea Oxygen Deficient Waters (N. Ramaiah , NIO)

20 mins           Physical control of sinking carbon and ecosystem structure in the Bay of Bengal (S. Prasanna Kumar, NIO)

20 mins           Interannual to decadal variability of the Arabian Sea (J. Wiggert)

20 mins           Recent results on Indian Ocean biophysical coupling (M. Lengaigne, IRD/NIO)


Tuesday, 8th December 2015

8:30-10:30   Second science talks session (IOP-IOGOOS-SIBER)

20 mins           Impact of Indonesian throughflow on Indian Ocean biogeochemistry (D. Susanto)

20 mins           Recent research in the Coastal Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea at the NIO Regional Centre (VSN Murty, NIO)

20 mins           Bay of Bengal salinity variability & climatic implications (J. Vialard)

20 mins           Roles of salinity on the South Indian Ocean sea level and circulation (T. Lee)

20 mins           ITF freshening over recent decades (M. Feng)

20 mins           Decadal sea level variations of the Indian Ocean since the 1950s: Roles of climate modes, ocean internal variability and stochastic wind forcing (W. Han)


10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-13:00 Third science talks session (IOP-IOGOOS-SIBER)

20 mins           Dynamic controls of Northern Indian Ocean sea level variability (I. Suresh, NIO)

20 mins           Understanding the Southern Ocean Processes and Ecosystem Responses - Results from Indian Expeditions (Anil Kumar, NCAOR)

20 mins           Anomalous behavior of the Wyrtki Jet during 2013 (L. Liu)

20 Mins           Remote & local forcing of East Indian Ocean upwelling (W. Han)

20 mins           Prediction of ocean circulation during DYNAMO by a global coupled prediction system (T. Shinoda)

20 mins           Ningaloo Nino simulation by CMIP5 models (T. Tozuka)

13:00-14:00       Lunch break

14:00-16:00 Animation activities (IOP-SIBER)

10 mins           CLIVAR news, including the CLIVAR 2016 Open science conference (L. Han)

10 mins           ICMPO activities (R. Rao)

15 mins           IOP-SIBER Winter School in Goa + noteworthy conference sessions for IOP/SIBER science themes (J. Vialard)

15 mins           Briefing and discussion about Indonesian throughflow activities + discussion on IOP-PP interactions (M. Lengaigne or L. Han)

15 mins           Task team to discuss southern Indian Ocean overturning circulation monitoring (M. Feng, L. Beal)

10 mins           Discussion on coordinated modelling experiments / analyses for the Indian Ocean (strengthen the modelling implication of the IOP)

15 mins           A resource to list planned RV cruises into the IO?

20 mins           Discussion to highlight “hot research topics”

15 mins           Collaboration of physical and biogeochemical oceanographers on the east IO upwelling

16:00-16:30      Coffee break

16:30-18:00 IOP panel business (IOP members only)

  • List action items
  • next meeting: when, where (IO rim)
  • members renewals, co-chair renewal



Our local host NCAOR will probably organize a social event one evening.


The possibility of an excursion on the 9th (on a voluntary basis, at a cost for participants) is currently investigated.